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Old 07-02-2010, 02:54 PM
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Any ideas for a summer home upstate NY? We live on long island with no land and although I'd love a house in the montauk, I can't afford one...

any ideas for areas upstate... I only know about Lake George which is beautiful but there has to be other areas... I tried to research on line but couldn't find any useful info... Thanks!!!
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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Try Cooperstown, Skaneateles, Sackets Harbor and Penn Yan, among many others in Upstate NY. You might like something in the Finger Lakes, maybe on Lake Ontario or Lake Erie too. There's a lot of places to look at and this might help: Upstate New York Real Estate
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Location: Eastern NY
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- Sullivan County (south of the Catskills) - closer to LI, but not really Catskills
- Southern Catskills (Claryville, Sundown, Denning, etc.) - closer to LI
- Eastern Catskills (Tannersville, Hunter, Phoenecia, etc.) - not as close to LI
- Central Catskills (Fleischmann's, Arkville, Margaretville, Roxbury, etc.) - farther from LI
- Western Catskills (Andes, Bovina, De Lancey, etc.) - even farther, but nice area
- Far western Catskills (Apex, Walton, Meridith, Delhi?) - far away, but cheaper
- Northern Castkills (Stamford, Grand Gorge, Jefferson, Summit) - far away, but cheaper
- Northeast Catskills (Rensselaerville, etc.) - Close to Albany
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:28 PM
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What kind of price range were you thinking of?
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Location: Ocala, Florida
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Default upstate home

Over ther past 5 years or so, there has been a strong trend by residents of Manhattan, and Long Island, to purchase old farmsteads, isolated pieces of land, hunting cabins, deserted farms and very, very rural homes, and renovate them to suit their likeing and budget. Chenango County seems to be a favorite county for this type of purchase...homes are cheap, taxes are very low; abundant privacy and security; and, there is an abundance of skiled tradespersons for hire to do necessary renovations. These new weekend residents are certainly welcomed as they bring in lots of money, stimulate the economy, provide stable home renovation jobs, on and on. On weekends, you see almost caravans of upscale luxury vehicles heading north, usually on Route 12 North to their homesites, and then at the end of the weekend, the reverse car caravan heads back to the Metropolitan New York area.

Specfic cities/villages people tend to invest in include Norwich, Oxford, Greene, Oneonta(not in Chenango County); Cooperstown; Delhi; Masonville; Ithaca; Trumansberg...you get the idea.

These little remote villages are quiet, tranquil, friendly, warm and welcoming. So to, the scenery of the area is quite spectacular compared to the New York Metropolitan and Long Island area.

Check out the areas...you'll definitely fall in love with something.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:46 AM
Location: Tioga County
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....Bottom line...they need to get in their car/suv/whatever..and do a road trip(s) up "north" to see a lot of what upstate NY has to offer..Now, we've had a small, but regular influx of people seeking a 2nd/retirement/plan B home up around here. About that plan B home? After 9/11 for a couple years, they're were a number of downstaters, Jerseyites, and others who bought rural places here. As one couple told me...they felt after 9/11 they had no control over their safety in Manhattan..geez..does that make them upscale survivalists?....lol!
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:01 PM
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Saratoga Lake, Saranac Lake, and north further some beautiful small lake communities (Schroon lake, eagle lake) near Ticonderoga. There are so many lovely areas in the Adirondacks.
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